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John Hudson Mayfair

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Grammy Award winning recording-mix engineer
record producer
Mayfair Recording Studios, London UK.
Mixing Music with John Hudson

John's Hitlist



Tina Turner
Nigel Kennedy
A-ha
Jack Johnson
Take That
Annie Lennox
Herbie Hancock
Mensch... Herbert Gronemeyer
All Saints
Jeff Beck
Bee Gees
Stevie Wonder
Diana Ross
Elton John
Graham Coxon-Blur
Charlotte Church
Olympic Games theme
James Last
Jimmy Page
Robert Plant
Fame academy - X Factor
Rod Stewart
Elvis Costello
David Bowie
Mariah Carey
Meatloaf
Okyra
Wynona Judd
Ultravox
Pulp
U2
Leo Sayer
The Adventures
Spice Girls
Crissy Hinde
Eric Clapton
Tom Jones
James Reyne
Bert Kaempfert
Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac)
Bryan Adams
Pink Floyd
Kylie Minogue
Montrose Avenue
Phil Collins
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Cliff Richard
One 2 Many
Underworld (formerly Freur)
Visage
Bucks Fizz
Original demo of 'You're the One that I want'
by Olivia Newton-John with John Farrar
T Rex
Alvin Stardust
Gary Glitter
Bay City Rollers no.1 USA Album
The Who
Cream

John received his 3 Grammys as mix engineer on:

Note: "What's Love Got To Do with It" has just recently been inducted into
the Grammy hall of Fame.

and

A British Academy Award nomination

For the first time ever a video was nominated in the categor of Film and TV


he also received a Grammy Nomination


Read Sound-On-Sound article

about the recording of the Grammy winning track Tina Turner
"What's Love got to do with it"

Read about John's work on Film Soundtracks below

John is currently working with artists from the UK and Europe, America, South America and Australia. Here are some of the exciting projects where his extraordinary expertise in sound mixing has been a vital part of the finished product.

John's Live performance mixing credits

Party at the Palace Album:

Queen Elizabeths 80th Birthday party

at Buckingham Palace:

Featuring
Bryan Adams, Paul McCartney , Tom Jones, Queen,
Stevie Winwood, Phil Collins & Joe Cocker

John helped develop the first SIMMONS (electronic) drum kit in the studio during the Visage and Ultravox recording sessions in the 80's.

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John Hudson Film Sound Credits

Gorillaz (2006) 'Demon Days:
Live at the Manchester Opera House' DVD

Compilation of the live performances from 1 - 5 November 2005 recreating the 'Demon Days' studio album. Mixed to picture by John Hudson in Dolby Digital 5:1 surround sound at Mayfair Studios.

Robin Hood : Prince of Thieves (1991)

directed by Kevin Reynolds
Original music score composed by Michael Kamen and recorded and mixed at Mayfair.
The theme song '(Everything I Do), I Do It For You' was co-written and performed by Bryan Adams, and featured on 'Waking up the Neighbours' album was mixed in Studio 2. It was an enormous chart success internationally, spending seven weeks at number one in the United States' Billboard Hot 100, sixteen consecutive weeks at number one in the UK singles chart (the longest in British chart history), and a staggering 39 weeks in Canada. The song won a 'Grammy Award Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television' in the Grammy Awards of 1992, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song. Elsewhere in Europe, the song reached number one in Germany, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. The success of the single led to pre-order sales of a million for Waking up the Neighbours throughout Europe. The album went on to sell 15 million copies around the world due in part to the song but also due to other singles.

Tina Turner 'Private Dancer' (1985)

For the first time ever a Video was nominated in the category of 'Film Sound' and won John Hudson of Mayfair Studios a Grammy award. Additionally it won a British Academy Award nomination in the category of 'Excellence in the Craft of Film and TV Sound'.


Tina Turner 'Break Every Rule Tour' (1988)

a continuation of the Private Dancer tour. Filmed at Camden Palace - now Koko. Mixed and final dub by John Hudson at Mayfair Studios.


Tina Turner 'Live in Rio' (1989)

World record-breaking show held at the Maracana Soccer Stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was later released in video form on VHS and DVD. Tina entered the Guinness Book of World Records for setting the record of drawing 182,000 paying fans to a one-night show alone. John Hudson recorded and produced the live sound for this event which was simulcast live to HBO USA and Japan and also recorded for video and TV.
John Hudson's live mix from the Maracana stadium Rio to Japan and North America by HBO satellite. read Mix Magazine article - Page 1
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Corinne Bailey Rae (2006) 'Live In London' DVD

A stunning live performance from soul sensation Corinne Bailey Rae, recorded at St Luke's and mixed to picture in Dolby Digital 5:1 surround sound at Mayfair Studios by John Hudson.


Graham Coxon (2005) 'Live At The Zodiac' DVD

Executive producers John & Kate Hudson for Mayfair DVD at Mayfair Studios. Released by EMI. Mixed to picture in Dolby Digital 5:1 surround sound by John Hudson. Nominee in the 'Best Live Music DVD' category at the CADS 2005 Music Vision Awards.


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

directed by Mike Newell
'Do the Hippogriff' composed by Jarvis Cocker and Jason Buckle, also 'This Is the Night' and 'Magic Works' composed by Cocker. Produced at Mayfair Studios.


Shallow Grave (1994)

directed by Danny Boyle

Composer/producer Simon Boswell chose Mayfair as the studios in which to create the soundtrack for this black comedy feature film that marks the directorial debut of Danny Boyle. Additionally, this was the first part in what some consider to be the Danny Boyle/Ewan McGregor trilogy, which continued with 'Trainspotting' and the romantic black comedy 'A Life Less Ordinary'. This film was #91 on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments. Assisted by John Hudson.


The Lost Highway

Original music score composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto and produced at Mayfair Studios - John Hudson mixed the music and the final fim dub.


Brazil (1985)

directed by Terry Gilliam
Composer Michael Kamen opted to use Mayfair for much of his work. The complete soundtrack for 'Brazil' was recorded and mixed in both studios 1 and 2 here. In 2004 the magazine Total Film named 'Brazil' the 20th greatest British movie of all time. In 2006 Channel 4 voted 'Brazil' one of the '50 Films to See Before You Die', shortly before its broadcast on BBC Four. John Hudson mixed the music tracks.


The Handmaid's Tale (1990)

directed by Volker Schlondorff.
Screenplay written by Harold Pinter. The original music score was composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto and produced at Mayfair Studios - John Hudson mixed the music and the final dub.


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